Saturday 2 January 2021

Pixie's Snippets Playground #393 - Prize G

Happy New Year everyone! Here's hoping that 2021 is a better year than 2020 was. 

Here's the seventh prize in the 'Snippets Playground Celebration' prize draw - NOT my own image:

Right away I want to say that time was really against me and so I 'borrowed' this image from the Seven Hills Craft blog. The card was made by the lovely Tara, who along with her husband Rick owns Seven Hills Crafts. And I buy loads of my goodies from Seven Hills - including today's prize so I hope it's fine with Tara to use her image. It's a UK based online store and certainly is the best outlet stocking USA made goodies, which are so hard to find over here. Tara and Rick keep a close eye on what's new on the scene and I love to shop there!

I love this card made by Tara (my guess is that it's A5 sized as the tree stamp is a lovely, generous size) and certainly intend to use my own set to make some cards for cat loving friends ready for Christmas 2021. The stamp set is a Colarado Craft Company one called 'Christmas Tree Cat' and it's another design by Anita Jeram, as I hinted at the other day with the doggie cards I made.

And of course today's prize is:

The stamp set I just mentioned! Only one of these is on offer and it would be great if it goes to a cat lover but I can never guarantee that and I wouldn't rig the results either. So, if you're a bit 'meh' about cats - why not step back from saying 'yes' for this prize?

At the end of all of the celebrations I'll do a massive draw session for all the prizes using the one Mr Linky - which is on the main snippets post HERE along with details of exactly how to join in - so you do need to have entered one snippets make over on that post during the three weeks that the challenge runs for to be in with a chance :) Maximum of one entry please - to keep things fair for those who may not have time to craft. Mr Linky closes at 11am on Saturday 9th January so you do need to have added a snippets make by then to be eligible for the draw.

Do please take time to read 'the rules' on the post in the above link. No-one has found them confusing, as yet, but they really do cover a lot of ground and are worth reading.

Just leave a comment on this post if you would like the chance to win today's prize.

There are still a couple more prizes to come, possibly multiples at that, so do keep on checking! 


I've  had a lovely email back from Lynne in NI who recently lost their gorgeous dog Ruby. Bless them, they are devastated, as one would expect although we have her blessing for my idea of a 'Ruby's Memory Challenge' now and then, and I've already had some lovely donations offered as prizes or to go towards making up a prize bundle. Each 'Ruby's Memory Challenge' we have I will donate what I would have spent on prizes (usually around £20 although sometimes more) to a charity that Lynne chooses. In that way we can all feel that there is something positive to come out of the challenge and Ruby's memory.

Also, a couple of you have given me another idea how to ring the changes a little bit now and then. Two dear Playmates (so far) will be donating a prize to our usual challenge slot and they will be making the sample card for me to show as well as donating a brand new prize which they used in the sample. I love the idea - for me it takes some pressure off and you will need to follow my link to the person's blog(s) to check out how it was made. Any linking to Mr Linky will still be here as usual and of course I will still be here doing my usual nattering on bit- so you don't get out of it that easily. We're trying it for the challenge which begins on 10th January and who it is will be a closely guarded secret until then and after our second mystery guest we'll take it from there, I want to 'puff' more life into the Playground to stop it from going stale but at the same time don't want to confuse things! We will always be about snippets and fun!

Love from Parsnip, Dudley and of course me,


  1. Super cute stamp, but I'm hoping, like you, that it goes to a cat lover. Keep this doggy momma out of the draw, please. Good to hear the Ruby Memorial challenges have been blessed by Lynne & fun you'll have some help from guests this year!

  2. I am a cat fan, although we no longer have one, so I would like my name in for this one please.
    I like your new ideas too

  3. *waves hand in the air* - me, I'm a cat lover! And I searched and searched my stash the other day, I just couldn't believe I didn't have a "Meowy Christmas" sentiment stamp, which would have been perfect for a project I was working on. I do have a digi that says "Feline Navidad" but a digi wouldn't have been suitable for the card I was making.
    Oh, and I can just see this image used alongside the sentiment "Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, your ornaments are history!"
    Which is a rather long winded way of saying YES PLEASE!
    Looking forward to seeing what surprises you have in store for us.

  4. Ooh, yes please for the chance to win this fabulous stamp. Our cat Millie is a complete loon and I'm frankly amazed that she hasn't tried climbing our Christmas tree because she explores every nook and cranny in our house :D
    Happy New Year,
    Katrina xx

  5. How sweet of you to think of Cat Lovers with a wonderful prize like this super-cute stamp set. A big YES, PLEASE to being in the draw for it! Mee-YOW-zaaa!!! Tara did a lovely job on the sample card with that very mischievous kitty. lol... So much fun!
    Thank you again for all the Christmas surprises. Hope you are well.
    <3 J

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  6. Ooh . . . Exciting news for the Playground. Mystery guests! Will look forward to it. Great news about Ruby's challenge too.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. I love that super fun stamp but will say no to this prize as I'm certain someone else would use it more than me.
    Great idea to have a 'prefect' in charge from time to time. Can't wait to see who it is xx

  8. I'm sure Tara will be delighted to see her card being admired in the Playground Di! I too am a regular at Seven Hills Crafts and can highly recommend shopping there especially for the US new releases.
    I love all animals but am not looking for cat stamps at the moment, so I will step back from this prize.
    It seems a lovely idea to set up a challenge to commemorate Ruby and hopefully it will be a comfort to Lynne when her grief levels out.
    Exciting news for the playground to have Mystery Guests and lovely to hear that the challenge will remain all about snippets and fun!
    Hope you are enjoying your New Year weekend! Vicky xx

  9. So sweeeeeet! Well I am sure you will not be surprised that I am a YES, PLEASE! This is such a cute stamp set, and Tara's card is adorable! I would be tickled pink to win! Your upcoming changes for the Playground sound like fun! Thank you so much for another awesome prize!

  10. I have 2 cats and this card and image is adorable ..that’s great news regarding Ruby’s challenge and guests appearance too for the playground lots to look forward too enjoy your weekend lots of hugs 🤗 Dudley xx

  11. A cute stamp but this time I won't be in the draw. It's very nice for a cat lover, so good luck to those ladies!
    Lia xx

  12. A great idea about the Mystery Guest Di and it will give you a bit of a break by not having to make so many cards. I have enough cat stamps so will not be in the draw for this one but it will be a lovely prize for the lucky winner. Have a nice day x

  13. No thank you for prize, Miss, as not a cat lover..
    .. although love Colorado Stamps, but just wanted to comment on your ideas mentioned at the end think that’s lovely ideas you’ve mentioned, loads of hugs and prayers for you and Ruby’s family, Lynne etc.,sending them giant prayer hugs.
    Blessings Di! I’m very selective with my yes pleases... your prizes are very generous indeedy!
    Thanks for sharing, and God bless and keep you all safe over there, Shaz in Oz.x

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  14. Fun stamp and a lovely prize and puuurrrfect for a cat lover but please leave me out of the draw Di. x
    A wonderful idea to spread the load with the challenges Di. x

  15. oh this is super cute stamp set!
    I would love to be in draw for it!

  16. Super cute stamS. I will throw my name in for this prize please this prize please.
    Hugs, Majda

  17. Happy New Year, Di! I'm looking forward to seeing what's in store for the Playground and the reveal of your guest hosts, and happy that the tweak will ease you a bit. No, thanks, for this set. I didn't comment "yes" on at least one prize and hoped it would be viewed as a "no", so I'll add a definitive "no" to those for clarity.

  18. Love the card and Seven Hills Crafts, for the reason you have said already. A Super prize.
    Faith x

  19. A cute stamp set Di, but please don't include me in this draw.

    Kath x

  20. Darling card! I love Anita Jeram but I'll be out of this one.. you know me.. DOGS :)
    Good to hear the Ruby Memorial challenge will go on!!! & fun you'll have guests this year!

  21. That is a cute stamp. My cat would do that exact thing. So yes for the draw. I love Jane's made up sentiment Oh Christmas tree, your ornaments are history. So if I win I just may case Jane' idea.

  22. Such fun stamp, yes please for me (I love so much all the animals, and have six cats of my own).
    Great idea for the Ruby's Memory Challenge!!
    Can't wait for the secret news! :D
    Hugs and get five to Dudley's paw!

  23. I'm definitely a cat fan (all animals, really, but currently share my home with cats); however, I already have this stamp set so count me out for this prize.
    Love the things you are planning for the Ruby's Memory Challenge. Wonderful way to spice things up. :-D

  24. Oh yes please, Di! This used to be a daily reality when the kits were younger. Fortunately these days they are happy with an absent-minded bat at a bauble and knocking a piece of tinsel off. Hugs, April xx

  25. Wonderful card. Please include me on this prize ...its so cute! Gkad to hear the good. Ews about the challenges.

  26. This is a fun stamp Di and I do like cats but don't have one so I will leave this to those that 'no thank you' from me. Great ideas for future challenges too and wishing you a Happy New Year and a better one I hope. x

  27. Yes, please to the prize as I am a cat lover. I did grow up with a dog but haven't had one in my life for over 40 years. Love the new ideas for Ruby's Challenge. I love a bit of surprise.

  28. Gorgeous card and a gorgeous stamp. Yes please to be in this draw Di. Hugz

  29. Di, I love this sweet image and would make use of the set. So... please count me in! Also, I love your plans for future challenges. When my schedule opens up a bit after COVID is finally in the past, I'd like to help out with a challenge. Would be honored to make a sample card and donate a new stamp/die set a the prize. Until then... I'll keep participating in your wonderful challenges!

  30. So wonderful card and such a cute and fun image. I just love Colorado Craft Company stamps. Yes for the prize, please.
    Valerija xx

  31. A lovely card Di, I love anything that features a Christmas tree, but I will pass on this prize thank you, as I am not a cat lover and would love it to go to someone who is!
    Great idea for future challenges too. Wishing you a Happy New Year too.
    Janice x

  32. What an adorable stamp set - I'm a 'yes please'!
    Have only recently discovered the joys of the Colorado Craft company seeing that I need to explore their cute sets too!

    What a lovely idea to have guests help take some of that weight off your feet Di - I be happy (and honoured) to step up if you need any more volunteers.
    Helen x

  33. So sweet! I am a cat lover, and really like this stamp. Yes, please to this one.

  34. Gotta love this image, what fun.

  35. This is so cute!! I love th little kitten t the top.nw had cat that loved the tree ornaments! 💗. Yes please for the delay.m

  36. Oh so sad to hear of a family member of the faithful kind passing. And such a beautiful thing you are doing Di - Bless You!! I would like to win the prize - I have a friend who would love it - Cheers
    Maurs xxx

  37. As a cat lover this set made my heart go pitter pat!! yes please for the draw.
    Love the idea of helping charities in memory of Ruby, and that other playmates are giving you a hand.
    Stay safe

  38. Love this tree stamp!! So yes please! Also very interested to read how you will be ringing the changes...

  39. I LOVE this card so it's a "yes, please" for me to win Prize G. Cats love to lay under and in a Christmas tree. We haven't had a Christmas tree since before my hubby passed so I don't know if our kitty would do that or not. He certainly would decorate it if we did.

  40. I love Anita Jeram. Yes please. [Bunny]

  41. oh, this is sooo cute!
    Love the new idea for Ruby's Challenge, so kind.
    yes for the prize, please.